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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Job Growth

There were 1,065,500 jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,017,224 employed persons for the month. Indianapolis lost 800 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,740 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Indianapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,065,500 -800 +15,800
CPS 1,017,224 +1,740 +20,423

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Indianapolis as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Indianapolis, Indiana

CES employment for Indianapolis peaked in June 2017 at 1,066,300. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in July 2017 for Indianapolis is at a new high of 1,017,224.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 1,065,500 -800 1,017,224 1,740
June 2017 1,066,300 6,600 1,015,484 4,540
May 2017 1,059,700 -100 1,010,944 -1,064
April 2017 1,059,800 2,200 1,012,008 5,558
March 2017 1,057,600 -3,100 1,006,450 274
February 2017 1,060,700 2,100 1,006,176 2,190
January 2017 1,058,600 2,200 1,003,986 6,985
December 2016 1,056,400 2,000 997,001 417
November 2016 1,054,400 3,800 996,584 432
October 2016 1,050,600 100 996,152 -267
September 2016 1,050,500 2,700 996,419 -648
August 2016 1,047,800 -1,900 997,067 266